June 16, 2015

Events and Reminders

Arkansas Department of Health Grand Rounds

ADH Grand Rounds is 8 am-9 am in the ADH Auditorium.

Date Presenter Title
June 18 Naveen Patil, M.D. Tuberculosis: Global, US and Arkansas
Jun 25 Clifford McDonald, M.D. Microbiome and Animal and Human Health
July 9 Terry L. Fiddler, DDS TBD
July 23 Samuel D. Taggart, M.D. TBD
July 30 Carl Riddell, M.D. TBD

Save the Date:
UAMS Educators Academy

The UAMS Educators Academy will be sponsoring a series of teaching workshops this fall.  The goal of these workshops is to provide foundational knowledge in the areas of Teaching and Learning, Assessment and Evaluation, and Leadership for UAMS faculty. Space is limited and priority will be given to new faculty. Current faculty members interested in attending specific workshops are free to register but will be notified if the workshops are full. Each workshop will be held on Tuesday from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM in the location indicated.

To register for one or more workshop(s), email the Educators Academy or call Chickilah Davenport at 526-4279.

Date and Location Workshop Title
September 1IDW – Rm 213 How People Learn and Effective Teaching Practices
September 8ED2 – Rm G104A/B Active Learning Strategies
September 15IDW – Rm 213 Basics of Face-to-Face Course Design
September 22SHOREY – Rm S8/16 Blackboard Basics
September 29SHOREY – Rm S8/16 Introduction to Teaching with Technology
October 6IDW – Rm 213 Managing the Learning Environment (Classroom,Clinic, Laboratory, Clinical Skills, Simulation Center)
October 13SHOREY Rm S8/16 Basic PowerPoint Skills and Tips; PresentationSkills and Organizing Content
October 20IDW – Rm 213 Curricular Alignment
October 27IDW – Rm 213 Ways to Assess Student Learningand Real-time Adjustments
November 3IDW – Rm 213 Communication in the Classroom, Clinic and Lab
November 10IDW – Rm 213 Curriculum  Design/Mapping
November 17IDW – Rm 213 Writing Multiple-Choice Test Items & Test Quality:Psychometrics, Validity, & Reliability
November 24IDW – Rm 213 Writing and Evaluating Non-Multiple-Choice Test Items


Fund Opportunities

TRI Now Accepting Applications for 2015 KL2 Scholar Awards

Deadline: August 10, 2015

The UAMS Translational Research Institute (TRI) has announced that applications are being accepted through Aug. 10, 2015 for TRI-sponsored KL2 Mentored Research Career Development Scholar Awards. Benefits of the two-year postdoctoral program include:

  • Up to $95,000 each year for salary support
  • Up to $25,000 each year for research, tuition, travel and education materials

Eligible candidates are those with professional doctorates committed to academic careers in multidisciplinary translational research.

Read an overview of the program. Download TRI’s 2015 Request for Applications.

2016 UAMS Medical Research Endowment Awards

Deadline: July 17, 2015

Purpose. The purpose of UAMS MRE awards is to provide pilot funding for research projects in broad fields of investigative study, including biomedical, scientific, educational, clinical, and health service areas that have the potential to develop into extramurally funded, scientifically significant research projects. Program support is focused on new areas of research for young faculty investigators and new avenues of research for mature investigators.

Funding Period. Funding is for a 12-month period starting in January; however, 18 months is allowed to complete the project. Renewal grants (continuation of the same project awarded in the previous year) will be considered only in exceptional circumstances and will be given a low priority among submitted applications.

Amount of Awards. In general, the maximum level of support is $15,000 with an average level of approximately$10,000.

Priorities for Funding. Priority will be given to: 1) junior investigators; 2) start-up or seed efforts that represent new areas of research; 3) projects that are likely to attract additional extramural funding; and 4) senior investigators pursuing new areas.

For more information or the application guidelines, contact Jimie Jarry at jarryjimiem@uams.edu or 686-5347.

Annual HIPAA Training – Available online July 1

This online training only takes a few minutes and is mandatory for all UAMS employees and students hired or enrolled prior to July 1, 2015. Beginning July 1, the training will online at https://hipaa.uams.edu/AnnualUpdate2015/2015AnnualUpdate.htm.  The training must be completed by Oct. 1.